Andover, MA — Elinor C. Wright, 89, a longtime resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2013. She was born in Belmont, MA and she attended The College of William & Mary. In 1944 she married the late Robert L. Wright, who passed away in 2010, and together they raised their family first in New Jersey and then in Andover. Elinor taught school in North Reading and Bob worked as an engineer for Western Electric in North Andover. Their four children graduated from Andover High School.
She was a member of the Andover YMCA Masters Swim Team and United States Masters Swimming for thirty years. As a member of Christ Church in Andover, she joined the choir in 1964 singing with them until 2011. Since moving to Andover in 1962, Elinor and her family enjoyed skiing and sailing and spending the summers at their cottage in Plymouth, MA.
Elinor is survived by her son, David Wright and his wife, Bethlyn, of Wilmington; her daughter, Carol Pardee and her husband, Richard, of Cataumet; and her daughter, Bobbie McGuire of Woburn. She was predeceased by her son, Gary Wright of Andover. She also is survived by her three grandchildren, Dan Pardee of Cataumet, and Cara and Colin McGuire of Woburn, formerly of Wilmington.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service to celebrate Elinor’s life will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Parish of Christ Church, 25 Central Street, Andover, MA 01810. Donations in Elinor’s memory can be made to the Parish of Christ Church – Music Fund, 25 Central St., Andover, MA 01810. To sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover.